Trees and shrubs

Majestic towering trees compete with emblematic shrubs to decorate gardens throughout the year. Here’s all you can expect from your shrubs and trees.

How to plant heath plants

Heath plants love acidic, cool and well-drained soil. Planting is an important phase in the life of a plant.
Close-up of a healthy heath plant well planted.

Exochorda, the pearl bush

Exochorda is one of the most spectacular flower shrubs thanks to its abundant white spring blooming.
White flowers of the Exochorda shrub

Cestrum

Cestrum is native to Mexico, and makes for a wonderful
Pink cestrum flowers

Setting up a flowered hedge

Hedges protect us from prying eyes, create intimacy, break the wind and protect our gardens. Flowered hedges boast many advantages and can even become truly ornamental.
Flower hedge

A green balcony, even in winter

Don’t leave your garden boxes and pots empty during the cold season: many plants will let you landscape your balcony with plants in winter.
A balcony in winter overloaded with green ivy and red and white cyclamen flowers.

Arbutus unedo – noted for its berries

The Arbutus unedo tree is a superb shrub that is well-known thanks to its beautiful red fruits that look like strawberries – and they’re edible, too!
Fruits and leaf of the arbutus unedo tree.

Cloud pruning for trees and shrubs

Niwaki – this is the Japanese word for cloud pruning. It’s the act of trimming trees into cloud shapes. An ancestral, elaborate art, this cloud pruning technique was developed to create symbolic spaces,
Magnificent example of a cloud-pruned shrub with 8 to 10 clouds and a silver gray trunk.

A garden of colorful bark

Don’t let your garden turn all drab in in winter! Make it evolve into a space that is appealing all year long by planting trees with highly ornamental bark.
Winter reveals the beautiful bark of the red dogwood.

Control invasive bamboo – options and solutions

Even though your bamboo has been properly settled in the garden for years already, you must stay alert. The need to control invasive bamboo is a constant endeavor! Bamboo growth must be constrained if you don’t want your garden to turn into an impenetrable jungle.
Bamboo shoots clumping together in front of a door.

Very ornamental berry shrubs

Winter isn’t the season where our gardens bear the most flowers, but it still has every chance of boasting very nice colors.
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Lilac, a shrub of great beauty

Lilac blooms and shares its fragrance right at the beginning of spring, which makes it one of the most beautiful flower shrubs.
Lilac shrub in full bloom.

Azalea japonica, the Japanese azalea

Azalea japonica is a small heath shrub that provides evergreen, bushy growth and very beautiful flowers that range from pink to red, purple and white. 
Bright pink blossoms cover an Azalea japonica with a few bright green leaves.

Elegant camellias

If roses are all the rage in summer, camellia takes the limelight during winter.
Red-and-white mottled camellia flowers are easy to grow.

Top 5 spring-blooming trees

They catch the eye along streets and in parks and gardens. Learn how to recognize these five very common flower trees.
5 trees that bloom in spring, here is the cherry tree.

Japanese maple, superb foliage

Colorful to the point of being flamboyant, Japanese maple is a very beautiful shrub thanks to the color and delicate shape of its leaves.
Japanese maple leaves, bright orange-red against a hazy ivory-colored bokeh.